Stress has been mounting. Has it gotten to you, too? No matter what you like to do, stress is always going to be a factor in one area of your life or another. I have a few little tips to destress that may help you.
My blog has always been my outlet. My baby of sorts. I have been at this for a few years now and I decided that I really needed to decide what I wanted from it. I was stressing myself out.
Did I really want to post every day?
Every other day?
Maybe only once a week?
To say that I have been overwhelmed with all my thoughts in my head would be an understatement.
I have also wanted to take my VA business to a whole new level this year. I have branched out into writing for others and also doing some social media management. There are also other behind the scenes tasks I do for other bloggers. My time was precious with doing all this and so my blog went to the wayside.
I haven’t really posted anything since the beginning of January, and I am so sorry for that! Life comes with many blessings, a lot of laughter, and a lot of love. With life also comes STRESS.
With three littles, I had to focus on one thing for a little while. So my business it was. My blog has always been an outlet to just share what I love with the world, but sometimes that doesn’t pay the bills, does it?
I needed a few months to destress and refocus, but I’m truly back. Starting off slow with posting, but I am back (I think).
Here are a few ways that I took some time for me and that geared me towards being ready for my blogging comeback as we head into warmer weather. I really think that the colder weather really did me in mentally (as well as some sickness going around!).
Maybe these will be just what you need if you are looking to destress and reboot yourself!
Take time for YOU! Stress is your body’s way of telling you that you need to focus on yourself a little more. Take time to just be by yourself. This can be taking a bath, meditating, or relaxing at the coffee shop. Whatever you do, make sure to give yourself a break from everything including work, home life, and kids.
Get to bed early. With all the stress of the holidays, you have most definitely lacked in the sleep department. Try to get to bed before 10:00 pm. If you can get to bed earlier do so. A good night’s rest will help you to destress from the holiday chaos.
Free your mind. Freeing your mind can be as simple as reading a good book. Take time to free your mind from all the information rolling around in there. Read a book, color, or take a walk.
Use essential oils to calm the senses. Lavender, chamomile, and rose all work wonders at calming your senses and giving you an overall sense of well-being.
Listen to calming music. Music has a direct link to our emotions and can, therefore, be a great tool to alleviate stress. It also absorbs our attention and allows us to just be.
Practice deep breathing. Deep breathing slows your heart rate which eases anxiety. Breathing for 4 seconds through your nose and breathing out through your mouth in rhythm will help balance your body.
Exercise. Exercise is not only great for your health, but it is a natural way to burn out the stress in your body. A brisk run or workout is the perfect way to destress after New Year’s and can be the start of a great New Year’s resolution.
It is amazing what can happen after you start putting yourself first. Stress is definitely not needed in anyone’s life and a lot of it is brought on by US. I know that you can find that hard to believe but it is so true!
Giving up something that totally has you stressed, even for a little while, is so healthy. Blogging was becoming stressful for me. I know that may seem like the least stressful thing in the world compared to other people’s problems.
A lot goes into this business though! Promotion. Lots of promotion. I just was not in the mood for it. I wanted people to enjoy the content that I had. Shockingly, while I was gone my blog was still getting close to 400 hits a day, so thank you!
I am back and ready to push you some life advice, parenting tips and some yummy recipes. Hope you will continue to follow along.